Cilantro Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Check out this delicious lunch!

Avocado and Shrimp Salad

Recipe coming your way in a second! First, let’s recap today’s workout.

After working through the morning at Starbucks, I took a mid-day breather and headed to the gym for a cardio workout. My 50 minute workout looked like this:

Hopping around made the workout fly by!

After my time at the gym, I headed home and immediately threw together a fantastic lunch.


There’s something about the flavor of cilantro that simply screams fresh. I adore the herb and the punch of flavor it provides to salsa and other dishes like my garam masala chicken. I know it tastes like soap to some people, but I am a cilantro lover through and through!

This afternoon, I made a delicious lunch that centered around cilantro, avocado and shrimp.

Sliced Avocado

Avocados are on sale at my local grocery store and I bought a bunch earlier this week. So far all of the avocados I’ve used have been perfectly ripe. The avocado I used in this salad added the perfect amount of creaminess to the dish.

Cilantro Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Cilantro Shrimp and Avocado Salad


  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels removed from cob (raw)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) shrimp, chilled, peeled and deveined


  1. Combine avocado through cilantro
  2. Add shrimp to avocado mixture and stir until shrimp is lightly coated

Avocado Shrimp Cilantro Salad

This salad was simple to make and totally hit the spot. I loved all of the different textures and flavors. I will be making this again soon!

Question of the Afternoon

  • Cilantro: Love it or loathe it?


  1. Jules says

    You know, I rarely disagree with Ina Garten, but I am firmly on TEAM CILANTRO. Couldn’t imagine a decent pico de gallo without it but I rarely use it for anything else but this inspired me.


  2. says

    whoaaa that looks soooo refreshing and delicious! I love cilantro too and whenever I go out to eat Pho I eat the cilantro all raw, mmmmmm. I remember though when I was first introduced to it when I was 12, I thought it was rather nasssstyyy 😛


  3. says

    That avo is pretty much perfect- YUM!! I love the thought of cilantro, but herbs and I don’t always get along when it comes down to it… It’s a bit of prob because they’re so healthful and beautiful.. I keep trying cilantro in hopes that one day we’ll click :)


  4. says

    Delicious recipe! Although I have to admit I am one of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap. Ick! I can handle it in small doses, but if it’s the main feature of a dish, I usually leave it out.


  5. says

    Love it! :) I agree, it makes everything so fresh- perfect for this time of year! I bought a bunch at the store last week and it goes a LONG way.. safe to say I’ve been adding it to almost everything.


  6. says

    Loooovveeee cilantro. My homemade salsa usually turns out a little on the green side because I put an entire bunch in there, ha. My boyfriend also puts it in his smoothies…which I think is weird, but he really likes.


  7. mj says

    the first couple of times i tried it i LOATHED it. but oddly enough after time past i came to try it again and my tastebuds embraced it so now i love. :)


  8. jill says

    Hey, can you give serving sizes for recipes?

    If I were on pinintrest, I’d pin this. Guess maybe I ought to set that up…


  9. says

    Cilantro really does freshen up a dish. Unfortunately (for him), my lovely boyfriend thinks it tastes like soap, so I always have to add it to food after it’s portioned out. Throw in some avocado and I’m a happy girl!


  10. says

    Cilanto IS amazing and I love it. I am attempting (round 2) to grow my own this year and so hope I successfully do so.
    This recipe looks totally delish and I really hope I get to try it out one of these days soon. Maybe with GRILLED shrimp… oh yea :)


  11. Michelle Barclay says

    Silly question: What are the fonts you used in the label for the Cilantro Shrimp and Avocado Salad? I’m DIY making my wedding invitations! Thanks! x


  12. Michelle Barclay says

    Silly question: What are the fonts you used in the label for the Cilantro Shrimp and Avocado Salad? I’m DIY making my wedding invitations! Thanks! x



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